If you are susceptible to a migraine headache, spending long hours under the hot sun can lead to nights full of pain and discomfort as it acts as an active trigger. Hence, to help you shield from the harsh sun and avoid a migraine headache, Dr Dinesh Sareen, Consultant Neurology, Venkateshwar Hospital, Dwarka has shared few tips.
Stay hydrated: Make sure you up your water intake during summers as dehydration can up your risk of a migraine headache. Hence, stay hydrated by drinking fresh fruit juices, coconut water, rice kanji, sabja water or buttermilk during summers.
Avoid direct exposure to the sun: As direct exposure might lead to a severe headache and trigger migraine, always cover your head when out, especially if you have a field job. Also, use an umbrella before stepping out to avoid direct exposure and cover your eyes with sunglasses.
Stock up on medicines: If you are planning to go on a vacation or are going on a long journey, the ensure to take antiemetic medicines as a prevention measure to avoid nausea and vomiting, due to a migraine headache.
Follow your diet schedule: Believe it or not, most people do not feel hungry during summers and hence, try to skip breakfast and meals. However, what you do not know is that delayed or irregular meals are a surefire way to trigger a migraine. So stick to your schedule without fail.
Say no to alcohol: Yes, summers call for weddings, parties and vacations but raising a toast in the hot weather will do more harm than good. It leads to dehydration and increases your risk of suffering a migraine headache. So be wise and avoid alcohol during summer.